Christendom will hold its annual President’s Invitational Golf Tournament at the prestigious Shenandoah Valley Golf Club in Front Royal, VA, on October 10. This charity tournament will raise money to help fund a new venture in Christendom’s history: a crew team.

shenandoah_river“We already have a number of varsity inter-collegiate sports teams on campus but we believe that given our proximity to the Shenandoah River it is almost a necessity that we take advantage of our situation and form a crew team,” says Athletics Director Tom VanderWoude.

Christendom’s 100-acre campus overlooks the Shenandoah River, and more importantly, the part of the river which is directly below the campus is very deep and calm due to the fact that there is a dam holding back the water for approximately two miles.

“The stretch of the river that ends at the dam is both straight and lake-like,” says Director of Student Life Joe Wurtz. “We’ve had some benefactors interested in donating shells for our use, and we have a number of people who have expressed an interest in possibly helping to train our rowers. This golf tournament will help us raise money to build a boathouse, buy equipment, and to help get this program off the ground.”

The Shenandoah Valley Golf Club, located 8 miles north of Front Royal, is ranked as one of the Top 10 golf courses in Virginia. It’s scenic beauty is unparalleled with views of the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountain ranges on every hole. This superbly conditioned course features bentgrass from tee to green and has been voted Favorite Public Course the past two years in The Golf Guide’s Readers Poll. The club has hosted many golf championships including the PGA Tour’s Kemper Open qualifiers, numerous VSGA tournaments and Middle Atlantic Section PGA events. Constantly lauded for it’s condition, playability and overall value, Shenandoah Valley Golf Club is golf in the country at its best.

Sponsorship and registration information will be mailed out to interested individuals at a later date. To receive information about either the golf tournament or the crew program, or to volunteer to help with the tournament, please contact Director of Development Steve Grundman at 800.877.5456, ext. 253

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